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Governor grants pardons

Oct 23, 2014 3:58pm

Gov. Mike Beebe last week announced his intent to grant 17 pardons, including those of two county men. An additional 43 clemency requests were denied and 18 had no action taken upon them. These...

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Group backing higher wages turns in more signatures

Aug 21, 2014 4:43pm

A group seeking to place on the November ballot an initiated act to raise the state minimum wage submitted what it said were 69,070 additional signatures in support of the measure to the secretary...

State’s jobless rate 6.2% for July

Aug 21, 2014 4:43pm

Arkansas’ unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in July, according to labor statistics released Monday.

The state Department of Workforce Services said a month ago that 6.2 percent was the state...

Martin pays back tax, penalties

Aug 21, 2014 4:43pm

Secretary of State Mark Martin on Monday paid Benton County $2,100 for improperly taking a homestead tax credit on two houses at the same time.

The Blue Hog Report blog reported Friday that...

Some justices asked to recuse from same-sex marriage case

Aug 07, 2014 3:57pm

A group of same-sex couples who challenged Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage argued Monday that members of the state Supreme Court who plan to seek re-election should recuse from hearing an...

Getting rid of unwanted solicitors

Aug 07, 2014 3:57pm

Sometimes, it’s hard to say “no” when a salesman knocks on your door or when a telemarketer calls during dinner. And sometimes, aggressive solicitors won’t take no for an answer.


Attorney general asks to intervene in tax lawsuit

Jul 31, 2014 4:33pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a tax exemption that lawmakers provided to the oil and gas industry earlier this year.

The attorney...

Democrats see minimum wage increase as winning issue

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

After recent election cycles that saw Arkansas grow increasingly red, the state Democratic Party thinks it has found a winning issue in a proposal to raise the state minimum wage.

If it gets...

Survey: Gays, lesbians report harassment

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

A survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arkansans found that one in four has experienced employment discrimination and more than one in three has experienced harassment at work, a group...

State drug director retires

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

State Drug Director Fran Flener will retire effective Thursday, Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said Monday.

Beebe appointed Flener to the position in April 2007.

Beebe’s office said Steve...

Tyson selling Brazil, Mexico plants

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods said Monday it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

The company said it...

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